Fear Fest-Kings Island

Kings Island: Let's compare the 2003 edition of Kings Island's Fear Fest with another Midwestern Halloween theme park event -- Six Flags' Fright Fest.

From Mary Ann Nowak
Posted November 10, 2003 at 8:16 PM
I have been attending Six Flags Great America's Fright Fest for many years, and was disappointed last year. My husband and I wanted to try somewhere else this year, and settled on Kings Island. We got there early in the morning and were able to ride all the coasters before 3, which is when some of the Fear Fest attractions opened. The lines got long quickly, but we enjoyed everything we saw. All of these attractions are included in the price of admission, unlike SFGAM. The one thing that I really missed was the Halloween theming. Kings Island only had a few things in Coney Mall (Maul), whereas SFGAM had theming all over. While we enjoyed Kings Island, we will be going back go Six Flags Fright Fest next year.

From Mr. D. T.
Posted November 11, 2003 at 6:54 PM
I came back to Great America this past August as a foods host and I have to say ... they themed the heck out of the park. Pumpkins, cornstalks, and falling leaves turned the park into an Autumn fest. As for witches, goblins, and skeletons, uh -- I'm not really into that stuff. Too bad they cut the Halloween score in half (who cares?)

I kind of liked the train ride because they put a Scooby Doo theme into it. A DJ played music across from the Farmers Market food court. And what in tarnation was King Kong standing on top of the Sky Trek Tower for? That's Universal stuff.

I didn't watch the shows, so I can't tell you about them. Neither did I visit the haunted houses.

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